The Fantasy Annual 1948 [1949-Summer]. Cover artwork by John Grossman.
Scan by Mark Olson.
From an article by Jon D. Swartz about this publication which appeared in the June 2009 issue of The National Fantasy Fan: "The sf fans associated with the 1948 Fantasy Annual read like a who's who of fandom in the 1940s. The legendary fan publication was published by Forrest J Ackerman and edited by Redd Boggs. Its editorial team also included Don Wilson as managing editor, John Grossman as art editor, and Howard Miller, Rick Sneary, Arthur H. Rapp, Sam Moskowitz, and A. Langley Searles as assistant editors. Contributors included Ackerman, Arthur Jean Cox, Don Day, Don Ford, Phillip Gray, Joe Kennedy, Francis T. Laney, J. Newman, Alex Osheroff, Con Pederson, Milton A. Rothman, and Harry Warner, Jr. This massive publication—120 pages, plus covers—was financed by the Fantasy Foundation of Los Angeles.
The major sections of the annual were devoted to events of the year, fans and fanzines, organizations, books, and magazines. In addition, the results of several polls—for top fans, top fan artists, top pro authors, and stories, etc.—were announced. . . .
The 1948 Fantasy Annual was a milestone in fan publishing, both as a history of the times and as a reference work. It's an interesting read even today."